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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jazzmaster44, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. jazzmaster44

    jazzmaster44 Thread Starter

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    Have a Compaq computer with windows XP on it. When the pc is on, a porn ad is keep pop up on the computer. And the computer is not connect to the internet. How can I get this ad from pop up on the pc, with format the hard drive.


    Thanks!
     
  2. xgerryx

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    For a start download & run both Adaware and Spybot.

    More info here: http://forums.techguy.org/t110854/s.html

    and then post back here saying how you got on. If you have to go any further someone will take you through it.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Try turning off the messenger service

    Start / Run / services.msc

    Scroll down and double click on Messenger
    Stop and Disable the Service

    You might also download a good Spyware and Trojan Removal program.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsda

    SpySweeper:
    http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php
    This will also protect your home page from being hijacked.

    Ad-Aware:
    http://www.lavasoft.de/

    With any of the above three programs, just like with Anti-Virus software, should have the latest updates installed before doing a scan.

    CWShredder:
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.exe

    KazaaBeGone
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/kazaabegone.zip

    Programs that can help prevent getting infected:

    Spyware Blaster
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Spyware Guard
    http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
     
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